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I would encourage someone to report as soon as possible

I would definitely follow the law. I understand these things or anything related to sexual violence is an offence, but hiding it is also an offence. If your friend comes to you for help or to share their assault, I would engage that person to report the violence to the authority. It cannot be tolerated. There is no option just to take things inside. Someone should be punished, and we should abide by the law. I would encourage someone to report that as soon as possible.


  • Deliver accessible education about Canadian sexual assault laws, including how they work, and the ways they tend to fail survivors in practice.

  • Emphasize the victim's right to decide whether they would like to report the incident after they have disclosed it to the university. Ensure the victim is aware of the formal and informal routes for reporting, including the option of reporting to the police. Clearly communicate any limits to confidentiality.

  • Clarify the relationship between university policy and the criminal justice system.